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On the Couch with Marshall McGuire

Who is Marshall McGuire? I’m a musician, harpist, Director of Programming at Melbourne Recital Centre, proud VCA graduate, and passionate about music in all forms. Born in Melbourne, I’ve been lucky enough to...
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On the Couch with Maggie Zhu

Who is Maggie Zhu? Maggie Zhu (also known as Maggz) is a Melbourne based movement / multidisciplinary artist, specialising in waacking – a dance style that originates from predominantly arm movements. Traversing am...
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On the Couch with Ian Michael

Who is Ian Michael? I am a Wilman Noongar man. I am a son, brother, uncle. I am living on Boorlo or what is now known as Perth – the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people. I am an actor, writer, and Resident Artist at...
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On the Couch with Daniel Clarke

Who is Daniel Clarke? I’m a queer, cis-gendered man, originally from Adelaide, now living in Melbourne! I’ve also lived in Costa Rica, London, Manchester, Leicester, Winchester, Whyalla and Brisbane. I’m married to a bea...
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On the Couch with Peter Matheson

Who is Peter Matheson? I make my living as a long distance freelance dramaturg. I now live on the north coast of NSW, where I moved to from the city where I worked in a state theatre company. I started off as a playwrigh...
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On the Couch with Claire Lyon

Who is Claire Lyon? I’m originally from Melbourne and have been performing professionally in Musical Theatre and Opera since 2007! My career started out with Opera Australia and I’ve been lucky enough to go from one show...
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On the Couch with Dr Edward Colless

Who is Dr Edward Colless? When not travelling incognito or hidden under pseudonyms, he is editor of Art+Australia, senior lecturer in Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, and writer-at-large. He’s also worked in div...
Jay Laga'aia AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Jay Laga’aia

Who is Jay Laga’aia? Is a father of eight who suffers from imposter syndrome. What would you do differently from what you do now? Listen to my teachers and don’t be in such a rush to grow up! Who inspires you and why? My...